Thursday, April 05, 2007

Cosmonaut Charles

It takes guts to strap oneself on top of two hundred tons of fuel and light up the fuse. In Soviet Union, they used to print stamps commemorating flights to space, with names and photos of cosmonauts.

On April 7, Charles Simonyi will be on board of a Soyuz rocket. The coverage is complete with YouTube trailer and a feed. The site gives a glimpse at the Russian space program, which remains a source of national pride.